AA02R German Long Knife w/ leather scabbard


German Long Knife, ca. 1510 A.D.

This long knife is modelled on a well-preserved original piece which belonged to the private collection of the crown prince Ernst August of Hanover.

The forged guard is S-shaped curved and features a large parrying ring on the obverse side. The sturdy tang is riveted to the solidly forged steel pommel. The hardwood grip plates are held in place by seven iron ball-head rivets.
The blade's upper half is adorned with three fullers. It is hand-forged out of EN45 spring steel and oil-tempered up to 48-50 Rockwell. Its edge is however not sharpened.
Including leather scabbard.
Overall length: approx. 115 cm
Blade length: approx. 91 cm
Max. blade width: approx. 4.3 cm
Blade thickness: approx. 4 mm
Cutting edge: approx. 1 mm thick
Point of Balance: approx. 21 cm from the guard

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